Alien 2: On Earth (1980) May 7, 2022
The naming of Alien 2: On Earth (or Sulla Terra in Italian) is obvious from a marketing point of view. A brazen attempt to pull in viewers to see this excessively cheap, subterranean rubbish.
Cannonball Run II (1984) August 17, 2021
A low point in everyone’s career. That is A LOT of careers.
Dashcam (2022) June 4, 2022
Dashcam is worth the fuss and whilst not a landmark film it certainly is expertly crafted and plays immensely well.
Deep Space (1988) June 18, 2022
The unavailability of Deep Space during the 90’s left me conjuring imagery in my head of what the film might be like… and I was way off.
Fast Money (1996) June 11, 2022
Fast Money has an interesting cast with Yancy Butler, Matt McCoy, John Ashton and the late Trevor Goddard keep this from being just another direct-to-video crapfest.
Infinite Storm (2022) June 14, 2022
Infinite Storm (2022) by Małgorzata Szumowska with Naomi Watts and there is something about Watts in the Winter as it struggles to engage.
Last Man Standing (1996) August 14, 2021
This is one of only a couple of Bruce Willis movies that eluded me from the 90’s and I have only now managed to take the time to watch it… and I should have left it as it was. This, is Last Man Standing.
Off Limits (1988) (aka Saigon) May 14, 2022
Almost 30 years later I have managed to import and take in this obscure little thriller and whilst it has scratched an old itch, the film was not worth the anticipation.
Romancing The Stone (1984) September 18, 2021
Romancing the Stone is worth revisiting as a simple piece of early 80’s fun. There is a clever and quirky script. Colourful characters doted throughout. Thank-you Diane Thomas, Rest in Peace.
Shadows in an Empty Room (1976) July 24, 2021
An obscure genre piece sees Whitman played Captain Jack Saitta in the oft retitled Shadows in an Empty Room featuring shadows of several other thrillers that had made an impact in the years prior.
Short Time (1990) June 22, 2022
Short Time has Dabney Colman drive with complete disregard for his own personal safety, leaving a trail of carnage everywhere. Sounds incredible…
Silent Action (1975) August 23, 2021
A solid filmmaker takes his time to layer in plenty of intrigue and excitement along the way and whilst there is nothing particularly astounding in the mix, this is just a good, solid, cop thriller.
Speed Zone! aka Cannonball Fever aka Cannonball Run III September 22, 2021
Speed Zone! is given a hard time by critics, certainly a lot doesn’t work, but there is a decent amount that does.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) February 26, 2022
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) shows potential, however, it’s loses it’s way pretty quickly.
The Big Racket (1976) May 28, 2022
A racketeering group is operating in a village in Italy. Intimidating local business owners and subjecting resistors to barbaric violence in The Big Racket (1976)
The Cannonball Run (1981) August 6, 2021
The Cannonball Run isn’t for everyone, in fact it isn’t for most. I have a love for it as I was just the right age to soak this up. A massive gamble, and a massive win!
The Contractor (2022) June 7, 2022
The Contractor will engage you for the runtime, you will walk away fulfilled. In years to come you will struggle to remember if you have seen it.
The Desperate Hour (2021) May 21, 2022
The Desperate Hour is a tension focused thriller centring on Naomi Watts plodding through the woods attempting to locate her son during a hostile event at nearby school.
The Devil’s Men (1976) April 9, 2022
The Devil’s Men was released in 1976 and featured a few big names, admittedly at a difficult point during their careers, this was originally released in the US The Land of the Minotaur.
The Heroin Busters (1977) April 30, 2022
The Heroin Buster (1977) has been painstakingly remastered and celebrated almost 50 years after it slipped out. Here is my review of this slice of poliziotteschi.
The Jewel of the Nile (1985) April 26, 2022
The Jewel of the Nile is a horrible, regressive, xenophobic pile of junk that needs to be forgotten.
Trancers (1984) June 25, 2022
Trancers is the granddaddy of direct-to-video and a mostly successful opening to the franchise.